Quad bike roll in Ohauhiti | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Quad bike roll in Ohauhiti

This afternoon the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a farm in Ohauhiti. Ohauiti is a semi-rural suburb of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region.

The crew was at the scene within 5 minutes after taking off from the home base at Tauranga Hospital.

A 52-year old male had come into trouble on his farm when his quad bike got away on him and rolled seriously crushing the man.

The man was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for further assessment.

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